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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea nearly ready for fourth nuclear test, Seoul says

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:49pm by AP

    ... ago, Pyongyang threatened nuclear strikes against Seoul and Washington in protest over tougher US sanctions following its third bomb test. ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korea's defence minister says Pyongyang is ready to detonate a nuclear device as soon as the decision is made but may hold off N Korea 'nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1507448/north-korea-ready-its-fourth-nuclear-test-says-seoul
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang lacks means for nuclear strike on US, experts say

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 09:22am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington North Korea’s explicit threats this week to strike the United States with nuclear weapons are rhetorical bluster, as the isolated nation does not yet have the means ... lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” an apparent reference to miniaturized nuclear weapons. It was the latest in a stream of invective from Pyongyang against what it apparently sees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207482/pyongyang-lacks-means-nuclear-strike-us-experts-say
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un directs island assault drill, state media reports

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... by the modern warfare", and "deadly firepower strikes" on the island were followed by infantry landings and paratroops. The agency did not give the venue of the exercise, which apparently ... patience over its wayward ally's nuclear brinksmanship wearing thin. Kim is still waiting for an invitation to Beijing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547343/n-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-directs-island-assault-drill-state-media
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, says US intelligence official

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 09:16am by Associated Press

    ... backtracking from denuclearization commitments. That announcement came during a period of high tension when the North issued threats of a nuclear strike on the United States. Tensions have eased some ... followed through on its threat to advance its nuclear weapons programme, the top US intelligence official said on Wednesday, while a research institute pointed to signs the communist country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417295/north-korea-restarted-its-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor-says-us-intelligence
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... century" and "in defiance" of Pyongyang's overtures. "The US should properly understand that the more persistently it resorts to reckless nuclear blackmail and threat, the further [North Korea] will bolster its cutting-edge nuclear force for self-defence," the spokesman was quoted as saying by the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552936/north-korea-slams-us-over-aircraft-carriers-visit-south
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US reinforces Pacific missile defences as North Korea authorises strike plans

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday by announcing it had authorised plans for possible nuclear strikes on US targets. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Pyongyang's increasingly bellicose threats combined with its ... for military action against the US, possibly involving nuclear weapons. While few of the North's threats have been matched with action, South Korea said it appeared to have moved a medium-range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207266/us-reinforces-pacific-missile-defences-north-korea-authorises-strike-plans
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea says crashed drones were programmed to fly from North Korea and back

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... medium-range ballistic missiles, threatened to conduct a nuclear test, and fired more than 500 artillery shells that landed in disputed waters between the two Koreas. Pyongyang has also recently conducted engine tests for an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to the United States, a US think tank said on Friday. North Korea released TV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1507318/south-korea-says-crashed-drones-were-programmed-fly-north-korea-and-back
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea defies sanctions by test-firing two ballistic missiles

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:15am by Reuters and Teddy Ng

    ... Geun-hye are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme in a summit meeting on Thursday. Cui Zhiying, a Korean affairs professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, said North Korea ... Russia, Japan and the United States, to tackle North Korea's nuclear issues. "Beijing and Seoul may jointly call for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but it is unlikely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542848/seoul-north-korea-fires-more-short-range-missiles
  9. News - China - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Xi Jinping sends Pyongyang a message by making first Korea trip as president to Seoul

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Korean leader Kim Jong-un. There have been no top-level visits since Kim came to power in 2012. Beijing has been asked repeatedly to put pressure on Pyongyang following its third nuclear test ... a newspaper affiliated with the Central Party School. "Kim made no compromise on his nuclear ambitions. If Xi visits Pyongyang, it will send a wrong signal that such ambitions are approved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544521/xi-jinping-sends-pyongyang-message-making-first-korea-trip-president
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas trade hundreds of rounds of artillery fire across disputed maritime border

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... troops. Last week, the North upped the ante by test-firing two mid-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan. North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests, the most recent- and most ... forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test. The exchange, triggered by a three-hour North Korean live-fire exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462007/koreas-trade-fire-over-disputed-sea-border

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